By JOHN T. WARD
With a hard pack of ice and snow remaining on local streets after a weekend blizzard, some schools on the Greater Red Bank Green announced delayed openings Monday.
The weather to start the week won’t do much to hasten the cleanup, with freezing temperatures lingering.
As of 6:15 a.m. Monday, Red Bank borough schools, Red Bank Charter School and Red Bank Regional High School were reporting two-hour delayed starts.
Red Bank Catholic announced it would be on virtual instruction for the day.
Fair Haven’s Knollwood and Sickles schools will open at 10 and 10:20 a.m., respectively.
UPDATE: Little Silver Superintendent Eric Platt announced delayed openings via Twitter.
Sunday evening, main arteries in Red Bank appeared largely clear, but many residential streets were covered or partly covered by an inch or more of hard-packed snow and ice, redbankgreen saw on a walk around town.
According to the National Weather Service, the region was socked with about 15 inches of snow that fell from late Friday into Saturday afternoon.
Monday began with 11-degree Fahrenheit conditions shortly before dawn, and an increasingly cloudy day forecast, with temperatures peaking at a still-freezing 31 degrees.
Here’s the extended outlook from the NWS:
Increasing clouds, with a high near 31. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 25. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Increasing clouds, with a high near 37. Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Patchy freezing fog after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind around 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Cloudy, with a low around 35.
A chance of rain after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Rain likely before 4pm, then rain and snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Snow likely before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunny, with a high near 30.
Mostly clear, with a low around 15.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 34.
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